Aero Futurism. Art movement circa 1930’s
A friend saw me putting together a model the other day. They exclaimed “Oh, your like an engineer”. I replied, “Actually, more like an artist.”
==Aeropainting or sometimes aero-futurism.== Aeropittura (Aeropainting) was a major expression of the second generation of Italian Futurism, from 1929 through the early 1940s. The technology and excitement of flight, directly experienced by most aeropainters offered aeroplanes and aerial landscape as new subject matter.
“The changing perspectives of flight constitute an absolutely new reality that has nothing in common with the reality traditionally constituted by a terrestrial perspective.”
“Painting from this new reality requires a profound contempt for detail and a need to synthesise and transfigure everything. ”
These were two quotes from a 1929 Futurist manifesto, Perspectives of Flight, signed by Benedetta, Depero, Dottori, Fillia, Marinetti, Prampolini, Somenzi and Tato. The manifesto served as an inspiration for the most interesting sub-genre of Interbellum Futurism: aeropittura (aero painting).
In 1920s, the Futurist cult of the machine was focused mainly on aircraft. It is fused with fascist ideas, which, though perhaps lamentable, was a reprieve and departure from the decadence often associated with Italian art.
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